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in five years. >> susie: so is the slow growth environment coming to an end, or is the u.s. economy still stuck in neutral? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: ann lenane has sold real estate in up and down markets, what she says about today's market might surprise you. >> the real estate market is hot. it is on fire. >> reporter: her read on real estate market makes sense given that home sales and new construction are recovering from their recent steep declines. and, some economists believe housing will replace manufacturing as a key growth driver this year. beyond the housing, the economy has recently been showing other signs of strength. retail sales and manufacturing activity were surprisingly strong in december. today, we learned that jobless claims are at a five-year low. on top of that the stock market, often considered a leading indicator of the economy hit a five-year high today. we're not talking about any old high, it's the highest level for the s&p 500 since before the financial crisis. still, not all economists believe there's reason to celebrate, just yet. >> we've been loo
, then suppliers, larger communities and the environment. they're all important. they all need to be taken into consideration. but i think the real secret sauce to a successful conscious business is prioritizing customers and employees. >> tom: one thing you have to deal with when talking about prioritizing customers is retail prices. food prices specifically. you deal with these every day directly. food inflation is moderated certainly from the big year-over-year increases we saw in 2011. it's been volatile, though. so how do you deal with that for your stakeholders, for your customers? >> there's not-- honestly, there's not that much you can do about it because if your raw cost goes up, you sort of have to pass those on. and i mean, i always think people misunderstand inflation because it's really just the currency depreciating and working its way out through all the different sections. if the federal government increases the money supply faster than productivity you're going to see inflation. and that's what we're seeing in food right now because the fed's been increasing the money supp
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